10.0637 Eros & more (is there?) online

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 21:35:17 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 637.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (37)
Subject: Love on the Net

[2] From: "James R. Davila" <jrd4@st-andrews.ac.uk> (50)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing- (10)
Subject: Online teaching with OTPSEUD

[3] From: Mick Doherty <doherm@rpi.edu> (56)
Subject: Campus Diversity site

[4] From: "Joanne Woolway (Assoc. Editor, EMLS)" (55)
Subject: Early Modern Literary Studies - New Issue

Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 14:41:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Love on the Net

I received the enclosed this morning. It says for immediate release so I'm
releasing it.

Some of you may know that Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey has occasionally
drawn comparisons between the industry of Chadwyck-Healey and the industry
of abbe Jacques-Paul Migne, best known for the Patrologia Latina and the
Patrologia Graeca. I can't help feeling that there must be a parallel
between the enclosed and a similar style of marketing undertaken by Migne.
No doubt R. Howard Bloch's "God's Plagiarist" would be the place to find

Michael Fraser
CTI Textual Studies (mike.fraser@oucs.ox.ac.uk)




The information superhighway takes a romantic turn in February with the
publication on the Internet of a thousand love poems for 1997's
Valentines. For the two weeks up to 14 February, One Thousand Valentine
Poems will make this year's loving a lyrical experience. The service is
offered for free by Cambridge-based electronic publishers Chadwyck-Healey.

No Valentine need be lost for words. Prospective lovers will be able to
search tens of thousands of lines of romantic verse for the perfect
expression of their feelings. Just key in a name, word or phrase and the
Internet - and One Thousand Valentine Poems - will provide the
inspiration. Poems can be downloaded, printed out, e-mailed or adapted to
suit the recipient still better, so even the tongue-tied will a-wooing go.

However, this is far more than just a two-week affair. The poems which
make up One Thousand Valentine Poems are all selected from
Chadwyck-Healey's vast Literature Online (Lion) service, comprising more
than 210,000 poems, plays and novels - one of the largest and most
ambitious services yet offered on the Intemet.

One Thousand Valentine Poems costs nothing to access and is available from
1 to 14 February. It can be found on the World Wide Web at:


For more information, please contact Emma Rintoul on Tel: 01223 215512
Fax: 01223 215514 E-mail: rintoul@chadwyck.co.uk

Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 12:36:09 +0000 (GMT)
From: Mike Fraser <mike.fraser@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Online teaching with OTPSEUD

I am forwarding the enclosed because a) I was asked to circulate it and b)
because I think the proposal to use a combination of email forum and WWW
site for teaching in a similar style to Jim O'Donnell's Augustine course
might be of interest to some on the list.

Of course, there might be OT Pseudipigraphers on Humanist who haven't seen
this before...


>Date: Sun, 26
>Jan 1997 17:56:01 +0000
>From: "James R. Davila" <jrd4@st-andrews.ac.uk>

Announcing a new discussion list on the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha:


sponsored by the Divinity School of the University of St. Andrews in
Scotland. The list will be active during the spring semester of 1997
(approximately February through the end of May) and will be tied directly
to a course module offered at St. Andrews. This course, DI3216, "The Old
Testament Pseudepigrapha," will examine the OT Pseudepigrapha, a loose
collection of ancient, quasi-biblical writings that were excluded from the
canons of both normative Judaism and Christianity. We shall explore the
reasons for the rejection of these documents by the major canons, the
problems of the mixed Jewish and Christian strata in the texts, their
intertextual connections with biblical literature, and their influence
after antiquity. All texts will be read in English translation.

Some of the texts we will read and discuss include the Book of Jubilees,
the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, Pseudo-Philo, the Odes of Solomon,
3 Enoch, plus other liturgical, sapiential, magical, and apocalyptic
documents. There will be special "cyberlectures" on the Enoch literature,
by Professor James VanderKam of the University of Notre Dame, and on the
survival of the Pseudepigrapha after antiquity, by Professor John Reeves of
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

This list will be a virtual classroom, so it will be subject to something
rather like classroom etiquette. The realtime course is set up as a
seminar, with a mixture of lectures by the instructor and sessions devoted
to discussion of student seminar papers. Summaries of the lectures and
abstracts of student papers will be posted on the list to stimulate further
discussion by the listmembers. The focus will be scholarly analysis of the
texts we will be reading, of related texts of the same period (such as the
Dead Sea Scrolls or other documents from the Pseudepigrapha), and of the
historical background of the texts in Second Temple Judaism, early
Christianity, and the Greco-Roman world to late antiquity. Discussion
should be courteous, well-informed (i.e., familiar with the assigned
materials for the realtime class and the scholarly literature in general),
and to the point. Further guidelines on list etiquette and approaches will
be distributed to subscribers. The content of the course will be oriented
toward specialists, but nonspecialists are welcome too. I reserve the
right to decide in individual cases whether a potential subscriber should
be added to the list and whether a current subscriber should continue on
the list. The sending of a subscription request (instructions below)
indicates acceptance of the conditions given in this paragraph.

To subscribe to OTPSEUD send an email message to


The message text should contain the single line

subscribe otpseud

Futher details on the list and the course will be provided in the
introductory message to new subscribers. You can also find the OT Pseud
web page at


Jim Davila
University of St. Andrews

Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 09:51:05 -0500 (EST)
From: Mick Doherty <doherm@rpi.edu>
Subject: Campus Diversity site

The following may be of interest to readers of this list.
Electronic resourcing in diversity and university life is the
main theme of this group, to which I belong.

Mick Doherty

--- Forwarded mail from Laura Blasi <blasi@aacu.nw.dc.us>

Thank you for visiting the DiversityWeb site

(Some of you visited it at AAC&U's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, others of
you have been highlighted as people who would make valuable
contributions to these conversations and/or have expressed interest in
letters and via e-mail)

You probably have colleagues who would be interested in participating
in on-line work rooms focused on campus diversity issues. Please
forward their names (and your own if you would like to participate),
e-mail addresses, title (if needed) and mailing addresses to:


(We will make sure you and your colleagues receive an invitation based
upon your response) Feel free to forward this message to others who
may be interested.

Please read below for a description of the rooms, the announcement of
the recent free registration drawing winner, and, for more information on
AAC&U's "Diversity and Institutional Change" April meeting in Ann Arbor.

Diversity Web: Work Rooms
The Work Rooms are organized around the topical priorities which also
structure Diversity Digest, The Leader's Guide, and the Institutional
Profiles. These priorities are:

*Institutional Vision, Leadership and Systemic Change
*Recruitment, Retention and Affirmative Action
*Curriculum Transformation
*Faculty and Staff Involvement
*Student Experience and Development
*Campus-Community Connections
*Diversity Research, Evaluation, and Impact
*Political, Legislative, and Judicial Issues

The Work Rooms will provide spaces in which practitioners from all parts
of the U.S. can come together around these priorities to hold discussions
and share resources and information.

Each Work Room will allow participants to post information, and
resources, as well as engage in discussions and queries. Moderators
can send out monthly announcement of dates and times discussions will
be held (around specific problems/ issues) or when particular ?guest?
participants will join the workroom for a topic discussion (or to meet
specific participants? needs).

"Real time" interaction in a work room is different from listserv
exchanges (which are asynchronous). The workspace is "open" 24
hours a day, seven days a week -- just as a listserv is available those
times -- but, while interaction can happen anytime, in a work room it can
also be scheduled in advance by the moderators.

We wish to extend our congratulations to Lincoln University, where Dr.
Dalmas A. Taylor filled out the winning entry and will receive one free
registration to AAC&U's April meeting.

AAC&U's April Network meeting will be held 17th to the 20th in Ann
Arbor -- titled "Diversity, Learning, and Institutional Change." You can
e-mail MEETINGS@aacu.nw.dc.us for more information. Hope to see you
and your colleagues there...

Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 09:42:59 -0500 (EST)
From: "Joanne Woolway (Assoc. Editor, EMLS)" <emls@english.oxford.ac.uk>
Subject: Early Modern Literary Studies - New Issue

The December issue of Early Modern Literary Studies (2.3) is now available at
and at our Oxford mirror site at

The new issue contains material listed in the contents page below as well as
links to electronic resources, interactive EMLS (including calls for papers,
conference programs, work in progress and electronic papers), and to several
other projects.

Submissions and enquiries should be directed to

Joanne Woolway
Oriel College, Oxford

Raymond G. Siemens Joanne Woolway
Editor Co-Editor

* Popular Hermeneutics: Monstrous Children in English Renaissance Broadside
Ballads. Helaine Razovsky, Northwestern State University.
* Production Resources at the Whitefriars Playhouse, 1609-1612. Jean
MacIntyre, University of Alberta.
* "Ay me": Selfishness and Empathy in "Lycidas." Jean E.Graham, The College
of New Jersey.

* Reflections on Milton and Ariosto. Roy Flannagan, Ohio University.

* Robert Weimann. Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse.
Ed. David Hillman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP,1995. Anthony Johnson, Abo
Akademi University.
* Thomas H. Luxon. Literal Figures Puritan Allegory & the Reformation Crisis
in Representation. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995. David Gay, University of
* Rebecca W. Bushnell. A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in
Theory and Practice. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996. Charles David Jago,
University of British Columbia.
* Graham Parry. The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of The
Seventeenth Century. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995. F. J. Levy, University of
* Simon Jarvis. Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and
Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1996.
Bryan N.S. Gooch, University of Victoria.
* Susan Bennett. Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the
Contemporary Past. New York: Routledge, 1996. Robert Grant Williams,
Nipissing University.
* Garry Wills. Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare's Macbeth. Oxford and New
York: Oxford UP / NY Public Library, 1995. Michael T. Siconolfi, Gonzaga
* Naomi Conn Liebler. Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Rituals Foundations
of Genre. New York: Routledge, 1995. Jeffrey Kahan.
* Gordon Williams. A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in
Shakespearean and Stuart Literature. 3 vols. London and New Jersey: Athlone
P, 1994. Douglas Bruster,University of Texas, San Antonio.
* W. S. "A Funeral Elegy for Master William Peter." Compact disk recording
read by Harry Hill. Dir. Paul Hawkins. Text Ed. Donald W. Foster. Montreal:
Concordia University, 1996.Sean Lawrence, University of British Columbia.
* Sir Thomas More. Utopia: Latin Text and English Translation. Eds. George
M. Logan, Robert M. Adams and Clarence Miller.Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
Romuald I. Lakowski.